Weather, is a major factor in the design construction and running of any building structure, from the humble shed through to palaces and large multistory high rise sky scrapers.
Weather can destroy a building in one simple moment of time, it can even wipe out an entire island.
So it comes as no surprise to any one connected with the construction industry when I say, learn about the weather if you wish to design, construct or maintain a building.
This lecture set is designed to introduce all the major players, starting with the sun and finishing with the sun, but in between looking at the wind, rain, and water.
For a long time, the weather has been recorded in minute detail, on recent years this have been done not on paper, but digitaly, pulling this information as a speciific resource for a particular site, again increases your understanding of the effects of weather, not just as a forcast, but minute by minute as we tap into electronic weather data centers.
The sun is the third partner in the overall weathering of any building yet it also the driver of our weather, so to finish this lecture set we must review its position in our detailing, and understand how we might respects its power and detail accordingly.
Again this is a complex subject, so hold in whilst I add notes and concepts and source pictures, this will be a work in progress for some time.